Mildred Lucille Lyon Arnold Landrum, 97, passed away at her home in Kerrville, Texas, on April 7, 2022.
Mildred was born to Floyd O. and Mary Agnus Lyon on a farm near Gracemont, OK, on November 11, 1924. At age 6 her family moved to a farm near Shallowater, TX. She attended Shallowater High School where she played basketball. She was a lifelong Spurs fan. Upon graduation, she married her high school sweetheart, Lynn O. Arnold and they raised 3 sons.
Mildred began her working career as a telephone operator and became an astute businesswoman, owning and managing several restaurants and at one time a dress shop. Unhappy with her rental store, she bought a lot and built one of the nicest DQ’s in Texas. Her new store almost put every other restaurant in Friona, TX out of business. She referred to herself as a “retired restauranteur entrepreneur”.
She and Lynn divorced in 1969. She met Ray Landrum in Friona and they were married in 1984 and remained married until his death in 1993.
Mildred was a resident of Kerrville for the last 10 years, moving from Horseshoe Bay, TX.
Mildred was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kerrville, TX.
Her love of sewing and caring for others lead her to sew for the Crisis Center in Marble Falls, TX, and the Horseshoe Bay Theatre, where she created all the costumes for the production of “The Wizard of OZ”, “Upon Golden Pond” and several other productions.
For over 20 years, Mildred sewed items for the charity group, Threads of Love, making many items to be used in the neo-natal care units of San Antonio hospitals. She estimated that she had made over 9,000 diaper shirts for this charity and many other items.
Mildred was preceded in death by her two husbands; brother, Floyd Lyon; son, Gary Lynn Arnold in 2020.
Survivors are sister, Virginia Pendergraft; sons, Tony Gene Arnold and Brad Dene Arnold of Kerr County; daughter-in-law, Cynthia Arnold; one granddaughter, Tamie Arnold; two great granddaughters, Claire Clark and Nicole Clark.
Funeral services will be private, close family only.
Memorial Contributions should be sent to the Salvation Army and the Threads of Love c/o First United Methodist Church, Kerrville, Texas.
The family wants to thank the staff at the Peterson Hospice and the caregivers that were so special in such a difficult time.
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